Crushing Loss Drove Success for Hall of Fame Inductee Voelkel

Sep 30, 2014

For class of 2014 National Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee Peter Voelkel, it was a crushing defeat in his freshman year at UNC that spurred his future successes.

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Goal-Setting Leads Erin Brown Millon to Hall of Fame

Sep 29, 2014

For National Lacrosse Hall of Fame inductee Erin Brown Millon, setting goals, as much as scoring goals, was the key to her lacrosse success.

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Coaching Youth Lacrosse: Keep it Age-Appropriate

Sep 26, 2014

Resident sports psychologist Dr. Richard Ginsburg offers tips to keep the lacrosse experience age-appropriate for the entire spectrum of youth athletes.

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10 Fundamental Tips for Coaching Youth Lacrosse

Sep 22, 2014

Getting started as a new youth lacrosse coach? These 10 fundamentals will help frame your role and ensure your on- and off-field success.

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Focus on Adjustments Instead of Reacting to Mistakes

Sep 16, 2014

Your lacrosse players will be better at handling tough situations if mental toughness isn’t a one-time talk, but instead a season-long focus.

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US Lacrosse Names Staff for 2015 FIL Indoor Championship

Sep 15, 2014

Tony Resch has been tabbed by US Lacrosse to lead the U.S. Men’s National team at the FIL World Indoor Championship, Sept. 18-26, 2015.

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Lead with E’s: Lacrosse Officials are Stewards of the Game

Sep 12, 2014

Officials often do not look at themselves as leaders. But when you think of the different roles we adopt over the course of a season or career, you realize we are constantly providing leadership. Whether it be as a head official, local association president, trainer, assigner, volunteer or any other number of positions that an official may fall into, everyone at some point or another will be asked to lead.

A veteran NBA official once told me that there are three E’s to leadership: excellence, empowerment and enthusiasm.

Excellence

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Why Restoring A Boat Is Like Coaching A Lacrosse Team

Aug 22, 2014

This summer, I pledged to rebuild my 17-foot center console and restore it to its glory days. For those of you who know boats, you can sympathize. Since my boat had been in outdoor storage for nearly five years, there was dust, dirt, wasp nests, gecko skeletons and the like that needed to be removed.

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Making Lacrosse Safer: Our Shared Responsibility

Aug 21, 2014

How can lacrosse become a safer game and remain popular without losing its identity? It starts with how youth lacrosse is taught.

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How to Retain Officiating Talent

Aug 15, 2014

This is the time of year when officials associations, boards and groups around the country start planning for next season, when we come to the table with big ideas about training, educating, assigning and recruiting lacrosse officials.

The biggest topic no one likes to discuss is retention.

Who is coming back and who hung up their whistles? Why? Why did we lose four first-year officials with potential? Why did we lose three of our veteran officials?

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